PNGFA set to focus on provincial football

The National,Friday July 1st, 2016

THE Papua New Guinea Football Association’s mission is based on three pillars: to grow the game, create pathways, generate income.
In outlining his plan, PNGFA president David Chung said the association’s major objectives and achieving them was his priority if re-elected to a fourth four-year term in office.
He said the national football body had set a foundation to build on that with their programmes already established which included: an FA competition for Under-19 men and women; an FA competition for U15s; an FA competition for U17s; an FA Cup competition for senior men and women; a National Soccer League for men; and a Women’s NSL set to be launched this month and to start in 2017.
Chung claimed the PNGFA had shown the way to inspire and excel.
He outlined PNGFA’s mission for 2017-2020 would be be to assist members association in the following areas: members association competition structure; members association technical develop programmes; members association administration and business development planning programmes; members association infrastructure; PNG Football financial assistance programmes annual budget for K2 million special project applications funding from Fifa.
He said funding application criteria and forms would be ready by November for member associations to secure money January.
Chung said the member association were eligible to apply funding to the total of K110,000 maximum per year allocated for all or any of  the five categories members can choose from:

  • Competition – expenses for officials; logistics; referees allowances; accommodation; food; trophies;
  • Coaching   – attend course expenses; hosting courses expenses
  • Referees  – attend courses expenses;
  • Infrastructure – leasing of fields of play; maintenance of fields of play; and
  • Administration – wages for full time general secretary; wages for fulltime technical development office; wages for book keeping and audit fees.